Until Saturday evening, the death toll was over 563,500 around the world
Covid-19 cases around the world have more than doubled in the last six weeks, taking it to over 12.6 million as of Saturday evening, according to reference website worldometer, which provides updated data on the pandemic daily.
As per its tally, more than 12,654,600 Covid-19 cases were recorded until 5:30pm BdST, and the global death toll was over 563,500.
At the same time, over 7,388,500 people also recovered from the deadly disease.
The hardest-hit United States reported more than 3,292,200 confirmed cases while the death toll neared 136,700.
Brazil, the second-worst hit, country counted over 70,500 deaths and recorded over 1,804,300 confirmed cases until Saturday evening.
India, the country with the third highest number of infections, is battling with more than 20,000 new cases each day.
The confirmed coronavirus cases in the South Asian country went over 823,900 while the death toll crossed 22,150 until Saturday evening.
In terms of confirmed coronavirus cases, Russia is now in the fourth position with more than 720,500 recorded cases. The country’s death toll also crossed 11,200 while over 497,400 patients recovered from the disease.
Meanwhile, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko on Thursday said the country will have at least three or four effective vaccines for the novel coronavirus, which originated in China’s Wuhan city in December last year and the outbreak turned into a global pandemic in less than three months.
Coronavirus in Bangladesh
Bangladesh, where the first Covid-19 cases were recorded on March 8, on Saturday afternoon reported 30 more deaths between Friday and Saturday mornings, taking the total death toll to 2,305.
The country’s total confirmed cases also climbed to 181,129, as 2,686 more people were found infected in the same 24-hour time span.
Health authorities also counted 1,628 recoveries during the same period, taking the total number of recovered patients to 88,034 patients — which is 48.60% of all infected.